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What do we say to the god of outdated tech? Not today! Revive an old portable television with a Raspberry Pi 3! Pocket televisions In the late 1980s, when I was a gadget-savvy kid, my mother bought me a pocket TV as a joint Christmas and birthday present. The TV’s image clarity was questionable, its … Continue reading →
Use Google Duo and a Raspberry Pi to build a video doorbell for your home so you can always be there to answer your door, even when you’re not actually there to answer your door. “Martin Mander builds a good build,” I reply to Liz Upton as she shares this project, Martin’s latest one, with … Continue reading →
Kids of the 1980s, rejoice: the age of the digital Etch-A-Sketch is now! What is an Etch-A-Sketch Introduced in 1960, the Etch-A-Sketch was invented by Frenchman André Cassagnes and manufactured by the Ohio Art Company. The back of the Etch-A-Sketch screen is covered in very fine aluminium powder. Turning one of the two directional knobs runs … Continue reading →
Chances are you’ve never heard of the Dutch table shuffleboard variant Sjoelen. But if you have, then you’ll know it has a basic premise – to slide wooden pucks into a set of four scoring boxes – but some rather complex rules. Sjoelen machine Uploaded by Grant Gibson on 2018-07-10. Sjoelen It may seem odd … Continue reading →
Push a button and share a hashtag to get free ramen, games, or swag with the Dream Machine, a Raspberry Pi–driven vending machine built by FOODBEAST and Nissin. foodbeast.com on Twitter This Instagram-powered vending machine gives away FREE @OrigCupNoodles and VIDEO GAMES 🍜🎮!! Where should it travel next? #ad https://t.co/W0YyWOCFVv Raspberry Pi and marketing Digital … Continue reading →
When Martin Mander’s portable Hitachi television was manufactured in 1975, there were just three UK channels and you’d need to leave the comfort of your sofa in order to switch between them. Today, we have multiple viewing options and even a cool Raspberry Pi TV HAT that lets us enjoy DVB-T2 broadcasts via a suitable … Continue reading →
UK-based Lucem Custom Instruments has teamed up with Seattle’s Tracktion Corporation to create an electric guitar with a built-in Raspberry Pi synthesiser, which they call Spirit Animal. The Spirit Animal concept guitar We love seeing the Raspberry Pi incorporated into old technology such as radios, games consoles and unwanted toys. And we also love Pi-based music projects. … Continue reading →
Electronic Grenade’s Computer Mouse is the turducken of the tech world, stuffed so full of computing gubbins that you genuinely don’t need anything else. Don’t believe us? See for yourself: The “Computer” Mouse: A DIY Project The computer mouse is an entire laptop computer in mouse form that uses the raspberry pi zero W as … Continue reading →
Here at Pi Towers, we have a love/hate relationship with the Star Wars creatures known as Porgs. Love, because anything cute and annoying will instantly get our attention; hate, primarily because of this GIF: So when hackster.io tweeted about the following project, you can imagine the unfiltered excitement and fear with which I shared the link … Continue reading →
Spyrul breathed new life into his great-grandparents’ 1930s Westinghouse with a Raspberry Pi, an amplifier HAT, Google Music, and some serious effort. The result is a really beautiful, striking piece. The radio With a background in radio electronics, Spyrul had always planned to restore his great-grandparents’ mid-30s Westinghouse radio. “I even found the original schematics … Continue reading →